Earth has become a dying planet, and humans are attempting to get resources from other planets, one such as Pandora. The movie begins with Jake Sully, a paralyzed ex-Marine attempting to fill his brother’s shoes by completing his unfinished military mission on Pandora. Regardless of Jake’s condition, he is still fully dedicated to deceitfully befriend the people of the planet, the Na’vi, for information regarding the mission of mining a rock-like substance that sells for copiously high amounts of money back on Earth.
Through the means of the Avatar program, Jake, along with other people, can explore Pandora with the bodies of Na’vis without having to leave the military camp. Jake’s ignorance is almost his undoing during his first trip to the wilderness of Pandora as he has to survive the night by himself by having to run away from a wild animal. In a moment of almost certain death, Jake receives help from a Na’vi woman named Neytiri. She takes him to the “Home Tree” where she is assigned to teach Jake the ways of the indigenous people.
As the movie progresses, the line between species blurs for Jake, and he eventually takes sides with the Na’vi. The humans, disregarding the Na’vi’s customs, begin to tear apart the forest, causing mass disarray. Jake then rallies up all of the natives in an attempt to fight off the humans, which in the end succeeds.
The movie is truly a one-of-a-kind film, touching deep issues and blending CGI and reality so well you can’t tell the difference. It’s somewhat hard to explain, as it has a mystical feel to it that enthralls the viewer into the world of Pandora.
At a deeper look, “Avatar” seems to reflect what a bastardized nation America is and how it became this way through means of promoting genocide and slaughtering people for its own needs of wealth and resources. The movie definitely lives up to the hype and beyond. It’s truly a masterpiece and will be more than likely a portal to a new era of cinematic films and filmmaking. Overall, I would give it 5 out of 5 stars due to everything that came into play.